An 1844 campaign poster shows Whig presidential nominee Henry Clay of Lexington and his running mate, Theodore Frelinghuysen of New Jersey. It is part of an exhibit at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, focusing on Clay's three failed campaigns for the presidency.
An 1844 campaign poster shows Whig presidential nominee Henry Clay of Lexington and his running mate, Theodore Frelinghuysen of New Jersey. It is part of an exhibit at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, focusing on Clay's three failed campaigns for the presidency.
An 1844 campaign poster shows Whig presidential nominee Henry Clay of Lexington and his running mate, Theodore Frelinghuysen of New Jersey. It is part of an exhibit at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate, focusing on Clay's three failed campaigns for the presidency.

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.